Random Fridays: a nod to Cage
Friday 27 May
7pm onwards, free
Forming part of a nod to Cage
, Random Fridays has been relaunched with new and exciting programme inspired by the late, great artist/composer John Cage.
In the second and final Random Friday this season expect yet more genre-defying live performances and artistic projects from the UK's most cutting edge, contemporary acts.
As with the last Random Friday, the Pavilion will be a-buzz with activity, starting with a live musical score by AK/DK, wherein the building itself transforms into an instrument. Then feed your ears with Daisy Grove Lafarge's sound installation featuring NASA's Voyager recordings, re-orchestrated with astounding results. Take a peek at Lucy Philips' exquisite, hand-made pin-hole cameras and experience freeform sound and film work from experimental outfit, Stasis73.
As always, you can explore the galleries after dark and enjoy performances that utilise unusual places and spaces in the Pavilion all free of charge - a bonafide architectural icon of the South Coast.
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AK/DK Requiem for a Building
VJs metaLuna, sonic artist Johanna Bramli and noise-mongers AK/DK will be turning the Pavilion into a musical score and sound instrument for the evening. metaLuna will create a live musical score, using the angles and curves of the building as a canvas for projections. Johanna Bramli and AK/DK will interpret the score, using record styli and contact mics to literally play the building. Daisy Grove-Lafarge Music from the Vacuum (2011)
Sound installationMusic from the Vacuum
is in response to Cage's practice. Using a system of chance to re-orchestrate NASA's Voyager recordings, it creates an audible dilemma: the gallery space brings into existence sounds that can never be heard in their true context; the vacuum from which they were taken.
Lucy Phillips (ongoing project, started 2010)
Prints from scanned photographic paper negatives, handwritten and typed texts, printouts of emails (in display cases) original paper negatives, handmade matchbox pinhole cameras, handwritten and typed texts and letters, related ephemera.
What cannot be seen is an attempt to create a visual and textual archive of the unseen by returning to the fundamentals of photographic image making. Inspired by the artist’s own experiments with pinhole photography and French artist Sophie Calle’s use of the camera as a covert device, Phillips constructed 20 pinhole cameras from matchboxes and invited people to take part in a postal photography project via a Facebook status update. Participants were sent a camera loaded with photographic paper, instructions, and an invitation to photograph ‘what
cannot be seen’. The cameras were returned to be developed, together with an explanation of what the participant had photographed and why.
Since these initial cameras were sent out over a year ago, more than 100 people have participated in the project from all over the world. Some are friends and family of the artist; others are unknown to her. What started as an experiment has become an obsession and an exploration of the power of simple imagery and words to transcend individual experience.
An ongoing project, and one which may never end, what cannot be seen is an invitation to reveal, to create and to play.Stasis73
ep.i.sod.ic 73 from stasis73 on Vimeo.
Stasis73 is a freeform expreimental sound and film outfit, drawn together by the chemistry of the random. Expect to experience voice and moving image, live looped theremin, clarinet, guitar, jaws harp, violin, accordian, accordian broadcast and an ever-growing vocabulary of sourced instuments. Soundscapes accompany live filming and pre-recrded projections, creating a new world for the audience - against the beat.
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